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Israeli Foreign and Nuclear Policies

by Israel Shahak

Unmasks the expansionist reality of Israeli foreign and nuclear policy and analyses its effect on the future of Middle Eastern politics
Israel's foreign policy is perceived to be essentially a defensive one by the international community. Why then is it the only nuclear power which refuses to sign the Non-proliferation Treaty? What is Israel's true foreign and policy?

Drawing on the Hebrew press, Israel Shahak reveals Israel's strategic foreign policy as it is really is, as it is presented through its own media: what other Israeli Jews are told – and not what their government tells the rest of the world.

Shahak demonstrates that the Israeli government, with the support of the US Jewish lobby, are conducting a policy aimed at securing control of the whole of the Middle East, the Palestinian issue being only one piece of a much larger jigsaw puzzle. This is a frightening and controversial book that exposes Israel’s real foreign policy.

Israel Shahak (1933-2001) was a resident of the Warsaw Ghetto and a survivor of Bergen-Belsen. He arrived in Palestine in 1945 and lived there for the rest of his life. He was an outspoken critic of the state of Israel and a human rights activist. He was also the author of the highly acclaimed Jewish Fundamentalism in Israel (Pluto, 2004) and Jewish History, Jewish Religion (Pluto, 2008).

'Remarkable, powerful and provocative studies offering a penetrating examination of Israeli strategic foreign policies and Jewish religion and history' - London Review Of Books 'A very provocative book, and a deeply troubling one' - New York Press
Foreword by Christopher Hitchens
Part I: Censorship
1. The Struggle Against Military Censorship and the Quality of the Army
Part II: Foreign Relations
2. Israel Strategic Aims and its Nuclear Weapons
3. Syrian Cities and Relations with Saddam Hussein
4. Israel Versus Iran
5. Israel Foreign Policy After the Oslo Agreement
6. Coalition Building Against Iran
7. Israeli Foreign Policy, August 1994
8. Israeli Policies Towards Iran and Syria
Part III: Israeli Foreign Trade
9. Trade Between Israel and the Arab States
10. Israel Trade with Arab Countries: Drugs and Vegetables
Part IV: American Jews
11. Israel and the Organised American Jews
12. The Pro-Israeli Lobby in the US and the Inman Affair
Part V: Oslo and After
13. The Real Significance of the Oslo Accord
14. Analysis of Israeli Policy: The Priority of the Ideological Factor
Published by Pluto Press in Feb 1997
Paperback ISBN: 9780745311517
eBook ISBN: 9781783710676

135mm x 215mm